Health Canada

Drugs

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
Victoria Chan
11.24.17
Health

What It's Like Helping Strangers Through Abortions in Rural Canada

As an abortion doula serving rural areas in Canada where reproductive options are limited, I know it’s not easy getting people the healthcare they need.
Shannon Hardy
7.11.17
weed recalls

Banned Pesticides Keep Turning Up in Canada’s Medical Weed

So what happens when it’s legalized?
Katie Toth
4.21.17
LGBTQ

Gay Men in Canada Still Face Discrimination When It Comes to Organ Donation

Men who have sex with men face extra scrutiny due to Health Canada policies.
Lisa Power
12.22.16
News

Canada Is Making It Easier for Addicts to Inject Drugs Safely

The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised-injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
Jake Kivanc
12.13.16
Canada

Why Health Canada’s Move to Sell ‘Irradiated Beef’ Is a Great Idea

Astronauts eat irradiated beef. Why shouldn’t the rest of us?
Kate Lunau
5.30.16
News

Canada Is Running Out of Anti-Syphilis Drugs

A national rise in STI rates is partially to blame.
Jake Kivanc
5.3.16
News

Beagles Will No Longer Be Used for Pesticide Testing in Canada

Pressure from PETA caused the government agency to re-evaluate its stance on the controversial animal testing program.
Jake Kivanc
3.7.16
News

Alberta Turned Down $980,000 in Drug Treatment Funding During the Fentanyl Overdose Crisis

The Progressive Conservative government made the decision due to "budget constraints."
Manisha Krishnan
1.12.16
News

Hookup Apps Are Doing a Better Job at HIV Prevention Than the Government

While Health Canada drags its feet to approve it, PrEP is becoming a selling point on Grindr and Scruff.
Brigitte Noël
11.27.15
News

Why Canada's University-Trained Pot Growers Might End Up Slinging Lattes

Higher education could leave graduates feeling low.
Jordan Pearson
8.20.15
Stuff

Canada Moves to Ban Salvia, Everyone's Favorite Terrifying Psychedelic

The Conservative government reportedly plans to continue its buzzkilling ways by making salvia divinorum an illegal drug.
Justin Ling
7.15.15
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